Dr. Shawn LaBelle, DC

I was at the End of My Rope

I was at the end of my rope. I hurt my lower back pole vaulting in college, and was having a hard time even getting to class. After trying several traditional approaches like physical therapy and medications, the pain actually got worse. Seeing that my pain was debilitating, a good friend drove me to see Dr. John Johnston- a local chiropractor.

After the first treatment I was able to move like myself again. Within a few weeks, I was back at track practice, and after two months of treatment, I actually set a record for the team! Not only did chiropractic help my lower back, but I also went an entire season with no allergies, something I had fought all my life. That’s when I knew I wanted to become a chiropractic and help people in the same way I had been helped.

Switched to Chiropractic

I had already entered in the engineering program at the University of Florida, so I switched majors to Microbiology to complete my pre-chiropractic training. I studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses.

After completing my study there, I was accepted at Life College of Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia. During my four years at Life, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Life College Public Clinic. After graduating in 1988, I moved to Greenville to establish my practice.

We Love Skeptics

I still remember the concerns and apprehension I had when I went to the chiropractor for the first time. We make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to over-communicate. Patients really appreciate that, and we love helping people understand how God made our bodies work.


My wife, Karen, and I have three children- Noah, Summer, and Asa. All of the children have been adjusted since birth and have never been vaccinated or received an antibiotic. (If that sounds interesting, I’d be happy to explain!)

Exercise is a part of my weekly routine. Eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water and getting adjusted once a week has helped me continue to do what I love. Although I still love sweet rolls and a cup of coffee, I’m getting better at “walking the talk!”

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call so we can help you take your first step towards better health